Set your inner artist free with this ombre watercolor nail art

Any nail art enthusiast knows the joys of getting creative on your fingertips. Being able to express yourself with imagination and eye-catching style is the best part of a DIY manicure. Where else in our adult lives do we get to play with a brush and some paints?
And if you're in the mood to let your creative flag fly, this abstract and painterly nail art could be just the creative expression you need. You can combine different shades and play with tools to create the most gorgeously artistic nail art out there. This ombre watercolor design truly puts the "art" in nail art.
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Materials
- Akzentz Luxio in "Polar" (base color two coats)
- Kupa No Wipe Matte Top Coat
- Watercolor in blue, purple, and white
- Water well brush
- Presto in "73 Fantastico"
- Kupa No Wipe Top Coat
- Akzentz Hybrid-Pro Lamp (not shown)
Fierce League
Instructions
1. Begin with a base color of two coats of white gel polish. Cure under the lamp.
2. Apply a matte topcoat over your base shade, and cure again.
3. Use a water well brush to apply a purple watercolor paint to the lower half of your nail in a dabbing motion.
4. Use the same technique to apply a blue watercolor to the top half of your nail.
5. Blend the two shades together using your water well brush and a small amount of white watercolor.
6. Once the paints are dry, apply a layer of clear glitter gel polish over the entire nail, and cure under the lamp.
7. Apply a layer of gel top coat, and cure for a final time under the lamp.
8. You can repeat the process across your other nails, using different shades of watercolor for a bolder look.
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